Director: Martin Ritt
Writer: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr., William Faulkner
Stars: Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward, Margaret Leighton, Stuart Whitman, Ethel Waters
Countries: United States
Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and emotionally. Howard passes the time in a bottle; his brother Bengy is child in a man’s body; sister Caddy has come crawling home after years of being kept by a string of “admirers”. Only Jason, the cruel, cold-hearted adopted head of the family, and Quentin, who was abandoned at birth by Caddy, have the fire and the fury needed to put the family back on its feet again.